›Tentative Assembly (the tent piece)‹ is a sequel to Eleanor Bauer's last group piece ›A Dance for the Newest Age (the triangle piece)‹. Where laws of form preceded action in ›(the triangle piece)‹, inquisitive action precedes form in ›(the tent piece), asking not what it means to make shapes together, but what kinds of shapes emerge from tackling the meaning and experience of being together. In a moment of global unrest and political change, ›Tentative Assembly (the tent piece)‹ works with the intelligence and people-power of ten independent performing artists asking how it is possible today to utter the word ›we‹, as well as where and when we have no other choice.
›Tentative Assembly (the tent piece)‹, brings the audience and performers together in various efforts to construct spaces within which to gather, structures that are not permanent but fragile and permeable, an expression of negotiation with changing circumstances of which they are a part. ›Tentative Assembly (the tent piece)‹ is not a definitive answer to the world's problems, but an invitation to the world's problems, harnessing the theater as a space of potential and the performance as a meeting place and time in which to passionately exercise, question, open up and develop matters of concern that can no longer be ignored.
Direction: Eleanor Bauer
Choreography, performance: Eleanor Bauer, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, Magali Caillet-Gajan, Michael Helland, Liz Kinoshita, Michiel Reynaert, Manon Santkin, Gabriel Schenker, Adam Weig
Dramaturgy, choreographic assistance: Pierre Rubio
Music: Chris Peck
Scenography: Karel Burssens & Jeroen Verrecht / 88888
Lighting: Colin Legras
String figures specialist: Philip Noble
Production: Caravan Production for GoodMove (Brussels)
Co-production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon (CCNM) in the frame of Jardin d’Europe, TAKT Dommelhof (Neerpelt), PACT Zollverein (Essen), workspacebrussels (Brussels)
Supported by: the Flemish Authorities, NXTSTP and Jardin d'Europe / the Culture 2000 Programme of the European Union (2007-2013)
Thanks to: Rudi Laermans, Fabrice Ramalingom, Nassia Fourtoni
This event takes place as part of the network project DÉPARTS and is supported by the European Union’s program ›Culture‹.